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Poster: Mandojammer Date: May 6, 2010 7:33am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: should they leave politics out of sports??

Arb - Understood.

I pretty much hate all "celebrities" and could give a rat's ass whose gully Lindsay Lohan is yodelling in this week or which country Angelina Jolie is collecting her next child from.

But I hate professional, multi-term politicians even more and while I applaud those who can make the "Gandhi" approach work for them, I can't do it. If we only knew what these morons are doing to OUR country.....

I just finished reading "The Fourth Turning" by Neil Howe and Willaim Strauss. It is an outstanding exploration of generational and societal responses to cyclic human events - a generational High, an Awakening, an Unraveling (what we as young adults experienced) and a Crisis. We are entering the next generational crisis. Today's Millenials - my kids - are going to be the ones who lead us through the coming crisis.

And the fact that 99% of their generation cares more about what cool app they can get for their iPhone brain vacuums than what is happening in and to their country is not very encouraging.

Here's a link to a wiki on "Fourth Turning" - if you're up for a sobering read I'd strongly recommend the book to you and anyone else reading this.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strauss_and_Howe

Thanks for the good discussion...peace my friend.